Adjective "Nutritious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Efficient as food; nourishing.
  1. 'The science is clear - organic food is no healthier, safer or more nutritious than non-organic food.'
  2. 'So eat nutritious food while you are pregnant for yourself and your baby.'
  3. 'The food bank distributes recipes to encourage people to cook nutritious low-cost meals.'
  4. 'It became clear they wanted more nutritious food and they were willing to change their eating habits.'
  5. 'The healthy eating campaign to persuade Scots to eat more nutritious foods will be launched in January.'
  6. 'What they want most is delicious and nutritious food that is practical and easy to make.'
  7. 'Sponsor a child to provide funding for education, health care and nutritious food.'
  8. 'It is her conviction that nutritious food need not be rich and expensive.'
  9. 'We need to continually remind them of the nutritious and tasty foods we have in our seas and on our lands.'
  10. 'While snacking is perfectly acceptable, make sure snack foods are nutritious.'


1. providing nourishment, especially to a high degree; nourishing; healthful: a good, nutritious meal.

More examples(as adjective)

"fruits can be nutritious in proportions."

"foods can be nutritious."

"meals can be nutritious."

"people can be nutritious."

"diets can be nutritious."

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Mid 17th century: from Latin nutritius ‘that nourishes’ (from nutrex ‘a nurse’) + -ous.